Clery Information and Campus Safety
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), as amended (the “Clery Act”) is a federal law requiring all institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance under the programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student-aid programs are subject to this requirement. Among other things, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities:
- Keep a crime log accessible to the public.
- Publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and documenting three calendar years of select campus crime and fire statistics.
- Provide certain crime and fire statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.
- Uphold basic rights for survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes.
- Enact missing student notification procedures.
- Have emergency notification and evacuation procedures.
- Collect certain crime reports from Campus Security Authorities & local law enforcement to include them in the annual statistics.
- Issue Timely Warnings to alert the campus about crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the safety of the campus community.
For more information refer to the Clery Act Brochure.
Campus Crime Statistics Act and Fire Safety
Preserving a safe learning environment is essential for students to focus on academic achievements and maintaining high standards for a successful education and future. Therefore, part of our commitment includes disclosing how well we are achieving our goals. Please refer to the following information for the most up to date Campus Crime Statistics Act and Fire Safety data.
This daily log is provided in accordance with the regulations set out under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Under this requirement, the following information is required to be listed in the Daily Crime and Fire Log: Nature of the Crime, Date/Time Crime Occurred, General Location of the Crime, Disposition of the complaint. Other University Police Department publications regarding campus safety and crime activity may not use the same guidelines and may not contain comparable information.
A hard copy of the log for the last 60 days is available at the University Police Department, Compere Building 2200 Hickory Drive Abilene, Texas 79698 during regular administrative hours M-F, 8-5p.m. Any other portion of the log older than 60 days will be made available for public inspection within two business days upon request.
For information on incidents in the City of Abilene around our campus boundaries, please view the City of Abilene Community Crime Map.
HSUPD provides timely warning to the campus community by posting crime alerts when a Clery crime is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students or employees. Clery crimes include murder, sex offenses, aggravated assault, robbery, motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, hate crimes, and liquor law/weapon/drug violations. Based on the circumstances, crime alerts are sent to campus and local newspapers, posted on campus bulletin boards or other appropriate locations, sent out on campus e-mail, and distributed in residence halls.
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the University Police Department is providing a link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry. The link is listed below to your convenience.
(Enter the address: 2200 Hickory Street, Abilene, Texas)
In response to the unfortunate increase in shootings/attacks on educational grounds, HSU has employed the Avoid | Deny | Defend™ strategy developed by The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University. It is an easy to remember method for individuals to follow:
AVOID starts with your state of mind
- Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Have an exit plan.
- Move away from the source of the threat as quickly as possible.
- The more distance and barriers between you and the threat, the better.
DENY when getting away is difficult or maybe impossible
- Keep distance between you and the source.
- Create barriers to prevent or slow down a threat from getting to you.
- Turn the lights off.
- Remain out of sight and quiet by hiding behind large objects and silence your phone
DEFEND because you have the right to protect yourself
- If you cannot Avoid or Deny be prepared to defend yourself.
- Be aggressive and committed to your actions.
- Do not fight fairly.
THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL.
You can download the poster for Avoid. Deny. Defend.
For more information visit AvoidDenyDefend.org